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The lower part from a was filled with water tinged blue, or rather purple, with the juice of turnsole, or archil.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
He styles the colouring substance itself cutbear, persio, or turnsole; and distributes the lichens as follows:—1st.
The lichen which produces archil is subjected to another preparation, to make turnsole (litmus).
A violet tint is given by the tinctures of turnsole and cochineal.